Cardiac stimulant

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A cardiac stimulant is a substance which acts as a stimulant of the heart -- for example, via positive chronotropic or inotropic action.

Examples of cardiac stimulant drugs are cocaine[1] and methamphetamine.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billman GE (November 1993). "Intracellular calcium chelator, BAPTA-AM, prevents cocaine-induced ventricular fibrillation". Am. J. Physiol. 265 (5 Pt 2): H1529–35. PMID 8238564.